Ask George School students about weekends on campus, and they may describe Harvest Weekend (haunted hayrides and apple butter), Student Council Weekend (Holi powder, bonfires, and the faculty dunk tank), or Live Music Weekend (self-explanatory).
These are some of the special weekends, but actually, even regular weekends are special. Usually organized by a dorm or student group, they may have a theme but will certainly have lots and lots to do, from dances and open mic nights to S’moreoke and Four Square under the lights. You can get in some work or a workout, play sports, or cheer on your friends playing sports. It can be hard to fit it all in.
Our weekend activities embrace the world both on and off campus. You’ll take advantage of our proximity to major cities like Philadelphia and New York, and we also value the richness of diversity that exists on campus. On a given weekend, there are might be opportunities to explore mural art in Philly, collaborate to build a raft, make empanadas, design a creation for a fashion show, or solve a mystery on a New York City scavenger hunt.
Weekends are also for down time—for lying in the grass, catching up on sleep, walking into Newtown, and hanging out with friends, both boarders and day students. Day students are always welcome on campus, and frankly, weekends at George School—and beyond—are just too much fun to miss.
Of all the special weekends at George School each year, one is the most special for Alice.
Weekend Activities 2018-19: Fall Term
September 1–2: Opening Days Weekend
September 7–9: Orientation Weekend*
September 14–16: Campbell, Orton, West Main, and Westwood Sponsored Weekend
September 21–23: Central, Lower, Upper, and East Sponsored Weekend
September 28–30: PBDT Weekend
September 5–7: Open Doors Weekend
October 12–14: Great Race Scavenger Hunt Weekend
October 19–20: Parents Weekend
October 26–28: Harvest Weekend
November 2–4: Fall Theater/Get to Know Philly Weekend
November 9–11: Study Weekend*
*Closed Weekends and Required Weekend Events
September 7–9: A variety of activities are planned for Orientation Weekend when all new boarding students are required to stay on campus.
November 9–11: Students are not permitted overnight absences during Study Weekend.
Weekend Activities 2018-19: Winter Term
November 30–December 2: SAGE Weekend
December 7–9: Interfaith Weekend
December 14–16: Holiday Weekend
January 11–13: Wellness Weekend
January 18–20: Marvel Comic Movie Marathon Weekend
January 25–27: Multicultural Weekend
February 1–4: Midwinter Break Weekend
February 8–10: UMOJA Weekend
February 15–17: Live Music Weekend
February 22–24: Winter Musical Theater Weekend
March 1–3: Study Weekend*
Weekend Activities 2018-19: Spring Term
March 29–31: Junior Dinner Dance Weekend
April 5–7: LASO Weekend
April 12–14: Sibling and Dance Eclectic Weekend
April 19–21: Easter/Passover Weekend
April 26–28: Student Council Weekend
May 3–5: Alumni Weekend and Quaker Con
May 10–12: Art for Relief Weekend
May 17–19: Spring Theater Weekend
May 24–26: Commencement Weekend
May 31–June 2: Study Weekend*